Ratings for Dr. Ronald B. Low
Charged me $3500 up front for nose surgery that he pressured me into. Destroyed my nose. Tried to fix it 8 months later and made it so much worse. Billed me constantly even though he said it would be covered. Today marks a year since he "fixed" it and I still get depressed looking in the mirror. My nose is lopsided and twisted, there's a piece of cartilage sticking out of one nostril, hanging columella, and there are sharp bumps on one side of the tip. Avoid!!
This visit was a second opinion visit. I was having pain in my ear for 2 months that was moderately painful. I was not happy with the first ENT's answer that I went to and he did not help me at all. He had no answer for my pain even after a fairly thorough exam. I went to see Dr. Lowe and he also could not find the problem but he said that with 30 years experience, he found pain like this can come from grinding teeth and stress. I actually did not think that this was the cause of the pain. He recommended that I take an anti-inflammatory and it actually got rid of the pain. Thank you Dr. Lowe.
I have no idea how Dr. Low is still practicing medicine. He operated on my son for a deviated septum. He still cannot breathe right. Just went to another doctor recently and he was told he has a deviated septum. Dr wanted to know who did the surgery. He couldn't believe it. I tell EVERYONE how bad this doctor is. Did not care that my son couldn't breathe and actually told him to hold his finger on his nostril to help him breathe. This was after I had to pay him $3,000 upfront for the surgery that he CLAIMED was cosmetic. He couldn't breathe, nothing about the surgery was cosmetic and he still cannot breathe. What he is doing is called insurance fraud and I hope his practice is exposed soon. He is demeaning and a nasty little man that is only interested in the money and not his patients!!!
I had to wait almost an hour to see the Dr. He was nice and knowledgable. His female assistant, who performed the hearing test ,was gruff and painfully forced the apparatus into my ears until I had to make her STOP!! If I went back to him I would not let her go near me! All told I was in the office 2 hours for a 15 minute appointment.
He performed a septic lastly and turbinate trim on me. It cost me almost 3,000 out of pocket and did absolutely nothing. I'm still a mouth breather and have now in top of that have headaches on one side of my head often. He also is very dismissive and there is always a long wait. You would think him spending only 5 minutes with a patient would make the wait times shorter but that is not the case. Find a different Doctor.
Dr Lowe did my rhinoplasty in February for a cheap price with a septoplasty done by another doctor. Basically he gave me a pinched looking nose and my breathing is actually worse then before. I read these reviews but went with the surgery anyway. Do not use him for rhinoplasty, I am now looking for other doctors so my nose can be fixed. I should have listened to these reviews now I am depressed and hate looking in the mirror even more then before. He said my tip was boxy looking so he did something to my nostrils and it looks horrible. It is not worth saving the money because now I will have to pay so much more and I pray it can be fixed!!!!!!
About 5 years ago, my nose was completly broken in half, basically on the other side of my face and Dr. Low saw me the following day from the incident and booked me for surgery the next day. After it healed and swelling went down my nose looked exactly the same as it did before. Everytime I tell people my nose was broken, they respond that they would have never guessed because I do not have any bumps or scars. My nose is perfect all thanks to Dr. Low and his recommendations.
Dr. Low was the 3rd dr. to tell me of my sons severely deviated septum. He wanted $3000 upfront for what insurance. wouldn't cover.When I filed claim to my insurance he told them the surgery was elective. They would have covered the septoplasty but only $1200.He makes $1800; insurance co. saves $1200; and I'm out $3000! Worst of all, my son still has breathing trouble 2 yrs. later. Dishonest,Deceitful,Incompetent. If he asks for money upfront,TELL YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY.
dr lowe is a terrible surgeon and dr. I even had other ent dr tell me that they have to go into the surgery to fix whatever he is doing. please do not use him. I went for sinus surgery. He punctured a hole in my skull and I ended up with a cerebral spinal fluid leak. I kept going back to him and he was terrible and didn't care. finally i should him the puddle on the floor coming out of my nose. he panicked and he had to get someone else to give me surgery to fix the leak. I also contracted bacterial meningitis from the leak. I don't understand why he is allowed to practice medicine!!!!!
Dr. Ronald B. Low's Credentials
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- Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664 (Grad. 1969)
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